High Court Weighs Bond Hearings For Detained Immigrants

Law360 (October 10, 2018, 6:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in a case concerning whether some immigrants have a right to a bond hearing if they were not immediately detained following their release from criminal custody, with government counsel facing a tough line of questioning over the limits of immigration agencies’ authority.

Justices Stephen Breyer and Neil Gorsuch pressed U.S. Department of Justice counsel Zachary Tripp on whether there is any time restriction on the government’s duty under the Immigration and Nationality Act’s so-called mandatory detention provision to detain immigrants who have been released from criminal custody without a hearing. Justice Breyer offered...

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